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Lausanne Diamond League, Highlights: Neeraj Chopra Finishes First With Best Attempt Of 89.08m

Lausanne Diamond League: Neeraj Chopra finishes first with a best throw of 89.08m.© AFP

Lausanne Diamond League 2022 Highlights: Neeraj Chopra finished first at the Lausanne Diamond League after registering a best throw of 89.08m throw. He couldn’t better his throw in the second attempt, registering a distance of 85.18m. The Olympic gold medallist skipped his 3rd and 5th attempts, before registering throws of 80.04 in his final attempt. Notably, Neeraj had made a foul throw in his 4th attempt. He had earlier pulled out of the Commonwealth Games due to a groin injury. This would be the second time this year that Neeraj would be featuring in a Diamond League event. In the Stockholm Diamond League, Neeraj had thrown a personal best of 89.94m but this was not enough as he finished at the second spot, behind Anderson Peters of Grenada who had registered a throw of 90.31m. The Lausanne Diamong League will be the last chance for all men’s javelin throwers to qualify for the final slated to be played on September 7-8 in Zurich, Switzerland. As things stand right now, Neeraj is at the fourth spot in the Diamond League points table with seven points. It is important to note that only the top six with most points at the end of Diamond League qualify for the final.

Here are the Highlights of the 2022 Diamond League from Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 00:08 (IST)

    Neeraj finishes first with best 89.08m

    Neeraj Chopra finishes first with a best attempt of 89.08. Jakub Vadlejch finishes second while Curtis Johnson takes the final  podium spot

  • 23:55 (IST)

    Neeraj skips fifth attempt

    Neeraj Chopra skips his fifth attempt. He still leads the pack, followed by Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic

  • 23:45 (IST)

    Foul throw by Neeraj Chopra

    Foul throw by Neeraj Chopra in his fourth attempt. He leads the fray after another disappointing round  by other athletes

  • 23:22 (IST)

    Neeraj skips his 3rd attempt

    Neeraj Chopra skips his third throw as he comfortably leads other athletes

  • 23:14 (IST)

    Neeraj fails to land a big throw this time

    Neeraj Chopra can only manage a throw of 85.18m in his second attempt. He still leads the way

  • 23:07 (IST)

    Monstrous throw from Neeraj

    Neeraj Chopra throws 89.08m in first attempt. He leads after the first round

  • 22:49 (IST)

    Diamond League Live: HELLO!

    Hello and welcome to our LIVE Coverage of the Diamond League from Lausanne. Neeraj Chopra will be in action in the men’s javelin throw event.

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